Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


A PwC New Zealand senior analyst makes a huge impact

Tuesday 4 December 2012
News Release

A PwC New Zealand senior analyst makes a huge impact
on the World Financial Modelling stage

PwC today celebrates as one of its own, Advisory Senior Analyst Alex Gordon, becomes the 2012 World Financial Modelling Champion in New York (USA).

Wellington-based Alex Gordon was one of 2,000 entries to the World Financial Modelling Championship. After three rounds, he was one of the world’s top-16 financial modelling minds to attend the New York live finals this past weekend. The competition was fierce and finalists came from all the corners of the globe – from New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Britain, Russia, Canada, Poland and Hungary.

New Zealander Alex won the competition’s US$25,000 prize pot: he showed innovation, speed, data and risk understanding, and best practice modelling theory when testing by the championship’s three global judges.

PwC’s Chief Executive Officer Bruce Hassall says, “Alex has widened the door of his professional achievements and showed the way for New Zealanders by being named the 2012 Financial Modelling World Champion on Sunday (NYT). We are all proud of Alex and can’t wait for his return to congratulate him face-to-face. Middle Earth is making a strong impact on the world this December, it goes beyond cinema: it’s also in the accountancy space.”

PwC Wellington Partner Richard Longman is Alex’s manager and mentor. He adds, “This is wonderful news, we are so thrilled for Alex. It’s a truly amazing effort. Alex has demonstrated a passion for modelling complex arrangements and solving challenging problems, and when other professionals go out of their way to strongly endorse a young professional, as they have frequently done with Alex, you know he has made a huge impact. Alex has topped the world and we look forward to celebrating his achievement with him when he gets back.”

Alex is naturally overwhelmed by his win: “Financial modelling is something I do every day and am passionate about it. I am very happy to have won, it’s a wonderful recognition.”
Alex will be back in Wellington on Thursday 6 December.

About PwC
PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Tell us what matters to you and find out more by visiting us at PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see for further details.
© 2012 PricewaterhouseCoopers. All rights reserved.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Speaking For The Bees: Greens Call For Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban

The National Government should ban the use of controversial pesticides called neonicotinoids after evidence has revealed that even at low doses they cause harm to bee populations, the Green Party said today. More>>


Science Awards: NZAS Celebrate NZ Scientific Achievements

The Marsden Medal is awarded for a lifetime of outstanding service to the cause or profession of science, in recognition of service rendered to the cause or profession of science in the widest connotation of the phrase. This year’s medal is awarded to Dr Mike Andrews. More>>


Court Rules: Affco 'Unlawfully' Locked Out Meat Workers

The note says the full court found for the plaintiffs, "that is that the defendant locked out the second plaintiffs unlawfully and that it breached s 32 of the Act by acting otherwise than in good faith towards the plaintiffs while collective bargaining was still going on." More>>


New Bill Introduced: GST On Online Services

These measures are an important first step in the Government’s efforts to deal with increasing volumes of online services and other intangibles purchased from overseas suppliers that should, under New Zealand’s tax rules, be subject to GST. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news